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Mum’s Vaccination Tool – Strengthening last mile health services

01.04.2019 , News :

In February 2019, the team of “Mum’s Vaccination Tool” (MVT) visited communities and health facilities in remote areas in Kenya.

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Delivering vaccinations with support of the MVT app. Photo: © Simon Mischel

MVT is part of GIZ’s 2018 Innovation Fund, which aims to promote data-driven solutions for sustainable development. MVT supports health workers to increase immunization rates in hard-to-reach communities by improving the management of vaccination services. 1 out of 5 children still lack full immunization today. Access to quality health services is still a major issue in remotes areas in less-developed countries. A group of passionate innovators from GIZ Proklima (opens in a new window), GIZ PROFILE, the SolarChill (opens in a new window) project, a pediatrician from Germany & a medical doctor from Naikarra Health dispensary in Kenya, are developing an app to support health workers plan & conduct vaccination services. With the installation of solar-powered, environmentally friendly vaccine refrigerators to ensure availability of quality vaccines, the development of the MVT app aims to improve the delivery of vaccination services to local communities.

Together with 5 fellow teams (opens in a new window), MVT was chosen among more than 100 projects to take part in the 7-month Accelerator program of GIZ’s 2018 Innovation Fund. Guided by a human-centered design approach, the MVT team has conducted user research, tested prototypes and developed a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) from the initial project proposal. The final MVPs will be pitched to the Innovation Fund jury on May 22nd 2019.

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